Market momentum bore a cautious trend over ongoing Q4 earning result season, a broker said. Shares from midcap and smallcap companies also witnessed selling pressure, while oil & gas, metal and realty saw buying interest.
The 30-share index resumed higher at 28,682.97 and traded between 28,695.19 and 28,515.30 before quoting 28,610.20 at 1115 hrs, showing a loss of 55.84 points or 0.19 percent from its last close.
The 50-share NSE Nifty also dipped by 42.00 points or 0.48 percent at 8,664.70 at 1115 hours. Major losers were TCS at 3.82 percent, Wipro 1.80 percent, Bajaj Auto 1.49 percent, SunPharma 1.48 percent, Bharti Airtel 1.41 percent and AxisBank 1.17 percent.
Meanwhile, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 214.36 crore on Thursday, as per provisional data.
Asian stocks were trading mixed as key benchmark indices in China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Indonesia were between 0.01 percent and 2.06 percent.
Key benchmark indices in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan fell by 0.25 percent to 0.89 percent.

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